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. the measure would lift enforcement of the government's $16.40 trillion borrowing limit until may 18. in a statement, the white house said it would not oppose the temporary move. a house vote is expected today. protests on both sides of the reproductive rights debate were held on tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of roe v wade, the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. dozens of opponents rallied outside the supreme court's ahead of what they say will be a larger march near capitol hill on friday. meanwhile in jackson, mississippi, abortion rights advocates held a demonstration outside of the state's lone abortion clinic which has faced repeated threats of closure. a new poll coinciding with the fourth anniversary shows national support for abortion rights is at an all-time high. a record 70% of americans oppose overturning roe v wade, and for the first time on record, a majority now believes abortion should be legal in all or most cases. two people are in custody after a shooting left three wounded, one critically at a college campus near houston, texas. the incident at
of government completely. but we can do something. we should act. that's a different way of talking about it then he had before. >> dan, i agree he's got more bounce in his step and edgier approach to dealing with republicans. but in some ways i find the idea that he's left behind hope and change a little bit confusing because in the first term, from the beginning of the time he took office, republicans said in the beginning, partisan stimulus, partisan health care plan, partisan financial reform, partisan climate change, cap and trade bill. what's really changed other then the sense of determination he has to confront them? >> i think a couple of things, john. one is, you know, he would offer a different vision or description of what happened in that first term. he would say on a number of those things, the stimulus package, he would say, i put things in there that were in fact things that republicans favored. there were a lot more taxes then i might have put in there. but they decided from the beginning they weren't going to support it. i worked very hard to try to get republicans at le
of the house of january 3, 2013, of the following individuals to serve as the governing board of the office of congressional ethics. the clerk: nominated by the speaker with the concurrence of the minority leader -- mr. porter j. goss, mr. egan, ms. hayward, mr. friendswood. nominated by the minority leader with the concurrence of the speaker -- mr. david scaggs of colorado, co-chairman. mrs. yvonne burke of california. ms. karen english of arizona. mr. mike barnes of maryland,ality -- alternate. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. please take your conversations off the floor. the house -- the chair will now entertain requests for one-minutes. please take your conversations off the floor. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? mr. thompson: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: madam speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania deserves to be heard. please take your convers
a new coalition government. >> sreenivasan: and ray suarez updates the high-powered meetings of heads of state, business leaders, and others at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland. >> brown: from mali, lindsey hilsum looks at tensions caused by government troops as they advance into islamist territory. >> sreenivasan: spencer michels has a story about trash and one city's crusade to eliminate all of it. >> reporter: san francisco boasts that it recycles 80% of all garbage, and is aiming for zero waste. but some skeptics don' believe it. >> brown: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnee.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for
of mass destruction. we were told by every level of government here there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war, the invasion of the united states. we are still searching for those weapons. they didn't exist. thousands of americans lost their lives. we could have a hearing on that if you'd like. >> ifill: while the benghazi attack was the main focus, secretary clinton also turned her attention to upheaval elsewhere in north africa. >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. the arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to extend their influence and plot further attacks of the kind we saw just last week in algeria. >> ifill: in mali, elements of al qaeda in the islamic maghreb, known as a.q.i.m., have seized a large swath of territory, prompting france to intervene militarily with air power and ground troops. the u.s. military is providing transport flights to aid the french, and clinton said other assistance is under consideration. >
. whether the taliban will be resurgent, whether the government in afghanistan that will succeed president karzai's will be able to stand. those issues when you push the white house on them i tend to get people saying, look, we're ending these wars. we'll dole with what comes down the road. but we're not going to be deterred from our course. they think thos crucial strategically. they think they're in the business of reestablishing america's image abroad pre-9/11. reestablishing america's alliances and they think they've done that in the first four years and they want to continue it. and finally, the thing that is at the center of the white house's strategic thinking is this idea of rebalancing american power toward asia to dole with the rising china. they don't want anything to get in the way of that, even to the point of leaving what a lot of people fear is a vacuum of american power in areas that traditionally have been crucial to have american power, like the middle east. >> rose: but there's also, when you lock at who is happening in mali and you lock at sort of things that are happen
employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours, with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps, king abdullah of jordan took the might of these people to the top today, to the world economic summit in davous. >> jordan is hosting almost 300,000. the weakest ref gos are struggling now just to survive this year's harsh winter. more international support is desperately needed. and it's only going to get worse. >> back there syria it is indeed getting worse. these people filmed getting out and leaving in the past 24 hours. it's partly
if we recognize the new somaly government which could never have been possible out -- without the support, the u.n. was strongly behind it, we got other nations to invest. what we're looking at in west africa is to try to help support an african a.u. supported troop combination from a number of countries to really take the lead against the terrorists in northern mali. . this is hard. if the united states comes in and does something on her own, nobody can match us in military assets and prowess, but a lot of the challenges we face are not immediately or sustainbly solved by military action alone, therefore, we have to get countries in the region to increase their border security and increase their counterterrorist efforts inside their own boards. we have a lot to do now in west africa. so i think you're right to point out, the united states has to play a role, but it needs to be part of a multi lateral effort in order to have a chance at success. >> thank you, madam secretary. we have discussed many important issues. i remain concerned about whether the accountability review bo
additional tax incentives. finally, and most important, we should have the federal government lead by example. the department of energy's management of four large marketing agency should be the gold standard for integrating renewables into the grid, upgrading transmission capacity and leading on conservation. the g.s.a., with over 300 million square feet of federal office space, should demand that all our facilities, every one we at least buy or build, should be of the highest energy efficiency. the federal fleet should be on the cutting edge of fuel efficiency standards. and finally, the department of defense, the largest consumer of energy in the world, needs to redouble its efforts. the pentagon is already moving in the right direction, but it's not just about saving money in the long term. it's providing operational flexibility and reducing velarde nurblet from inefficient and dangerous fossil fuels. those fuel tanker trucks in afghanistan and iraq might as well have had great big bull's eyes on them for terrorists. the military knows this, and we should give maximum support even in a tim
called on france and the malian government to end their offensive to open the way for talks. the conflict has been going on for a year now. the situation is complex with a tuareg rebellion, an army coup, and an islamist uprising. and many are hoping that the french-led intervention will end the crisis. we met members of the community living here in berlin. and she goes to work, just another winter day in berlin, but her thoughts are with her relatives some 4,000 kilometers away. her family had to flee the north of the country. she talks to them on the phone almost every day. >> i think that if it was not for french intervention, the islamists would be in the capital. i could sense the relief when i spoke to my family on the phone. they were living in incredible fear until the french arrived. it was really bad. >> marcel experienced this terror on the ground. he was visiting timbuktu in early 2012 with the islamists arrived. >> these four or five days that i spent there after the coup -- that was the worst time. also in terms of my personal experiences with people. and then, there's what r
that the government should not intrude on private family matters and women should be free to make their own choices about their bodies and healthcare. >> bret: thank you. what are your thoughts on roe v. wade anniversary? let me know on twitter. follow me. @bretbaier. deep freeze hit the midwest. waves of arctic air sweeping the region, causing schools to shut down. frigid temperatures expected to play a role in three deaths so far. some of the oldest areas registered get this, 36-degrees below zero. politics was everywhere during the inauguration. even in the music. we'll explain. even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonderhat other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. [ sigh of relief ] excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much
benjamin netanyahu scrambling tonight to form a new government in israel, following the big losses for the laqud party yesterday. new centrist party had a surprisingly strong showing in israel and could force a more earnest push for peace-making with the palestinians. the obama administration is equipping egypt with state-of-the-art weaponry despite the government's open hostility toward israel. shannon bream are telling us what you are spending the equipagess now. >> four american f-16 fighter jets are in egypt as a foreign age pact that some republican lawmakers believe should be reconsidered. in light of history of anti-semitic remarks by mohammed morsi. former head of the muslim brotherhood. >> we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred toward the jews. and all those who support them. >> morsi mocked president obama after his 2009 cairo speech. >> he uttered many lives he couldn't have fulfilled a single word even if he were sincere, which he is not. >> the military aid package part of a deal struck with then egyptian president hosni mubarak in 2010 in
government and president mohammed more seats. today's clashes marking the to dish your anniversary if -- joined by fox his middle east and terrorism expert and analysts. good to have you here. let's start with what is happening in egypt. give us a sense of -- this has been going on for some time. to what affect? >> well, look, this is a defining moment. what we see right now on the streets of egypt, two years after the first revolution, a second revolution. those who are organizing these demonstrations on the ground, as we see in the pictures, the same people who started the original arabs bring in cairo two years ago. so you have those young people, secular, liberal, women's movement minorities rising against the muslim brotherhood government regime. this is an important moment for the international committee to make a choice. we are doing is sending more weapons instead of more support to the use. lou: and what kind of support are those who are demonstrating in the streets of cairo and drought egypt today, what kind of support are they receiving from the international community,
a perfect calculation to that. the problem with the afghan government and people is they lack certainty, they look confidence. they're terrified by 2014, not because there's been no progress, but because they're afraid they'll lose that progress. in 199, they turned their back on the region. i think what they need to see from america is enough engagement to show that we are not going to abandon them. >> i went to ask president karzai. i wantmen business here to be making a profit, because if you were here and making a profit, then you'll have a stake in our security. i think that's one kind of indicator. i think it l probably be necessary us -- it's time for them to protect their sovereignty for the most part and so we have got to figure out how best to do that. >> joe hadden a number? >> i have said 10,000 to 15,000 and let me give you a sense of what that comprises. >> number one training. no one can prothen finally, our we have got a sufficient to print and basic structure to do that. >> but this is correct. just the way it laid out here, everyone else in the neighborhood is looking,
's gun-control proposals. while the government has come out against the plan, the numbers are pretty stark. 53% are favorable. 41%, unfavorable. more interesting as you go into the poll, the favorables are much more intense than the unfavorables. which means that we've heard for some time, richard wolffe, you know, the gun owners are so intense, and they're the ones that are going to always make phone calls and they're the ones that are always going to be engaged. in this poll and i'm sure we'll see it in other polls, a majority of americans are more intense about passing some sane gun regulation than are those small groups of people that are going to fight the political death over assault weapons and being able to have high-capacity magazines. >> a couple of things. first of all, if you break down the individual proposals, the support is even higher, right? universal background checks, you get way higher than 50%. and those numbers reflect the president's own favorability right now which says this is the moment when he can actually push this through because his own numbers are so hi
: will america buy that we the people is now we the government. we will report. you will decide. >>brian: one guy i know does buy it. it looks like he'll have his media in the corner with the president of the united states. this network executive heard an article telling the president to pulverize and destroy republicans. you can go for their throats. we see him sunday with bob schieffer. we can't make this up. we'll review it only for you on "fox & friends." >>steve: it is the coldest day of the winter so far here in new york city. that is why it was a good decision to go indoors today. >>gretchen: you know even though i grew up in minnesota, i hate the cold weather. so let's pretend it is 90 degrees and go for it. >>brian: yesterday 600,000 people happy yesterday was a little warmer. it was at a minimum 800,000 shy from four years prior. the balls that followed, the parade that ensued. it's always a great day in america. >>gretchen: for me, beyonce. i see that you and i slept together again last night. >>brian: do you mean purple? >>gretchen: sure. let's do headlines. three americans were unfor
response from the state department. the libyan government. so i saw firsthand what ambassador pickering and former chairman mullen called "timely and exceptional coordination." no delays in decision-making no denials of support from washington or from our military and i want to echo the review board's praise for the valor and courage of our people on the ground especially the security professionals in benghazi and tripoli. the board said the response saved american lives in real time and it did. the very next morning, i told the american people that heavily-armed militants assaulted our compound. and i vowed to bring them to justice. and i stood with president obama in the rose garden as he spoke of an act of terror. it's also important to recall that in that same period, we were seeing violent attacks on our embassies in cairo tunis khartoum as well as large protests outside many other posts where thousands of our diplomats served. >> she's doing good! >> i ordered a review around the world with particular scrutiny for high-threat posts. i asked the department of defense to join intera
and not the afghan government. >> it is owned by the afghan government. it is the u.s. pentagon that has been pumping to open to foreign sectors and pushing bringing in foreign companies companies like exxon and cheveron that have said they want to invest in afghanistan but thus far have not. >> john: it seems like the taliban's greatest threat to their power potential by might be foreign investment rather than attorney troops. what does the taliban have to gain by committing acts of violence against these drilling locations? >> i'm not sure if it's the biggest threat against the taliban but it has drawn their attention. as the u.s. government has increased it's interest in afghanistan's oil and gas what i experienced and what i found was that so, too was the taliban, and i think the taliban is attacking oil and gas targets and seeing it as a lightening rod for their attention. because they want to deny the power of having that resource would bring to the karzai government to the u.s. government to local warlords and regional leaders who they oppose. and basically they want to deny control of this re
, expansive government." the chairwoman of the house republican conference said "the president's out word words must be matched with actions regarding the country's fiscal health," suggesting a gulf between the two." good morning, your thoughts on the inaugural address? caller: i thought that it was wonderful. i thought that the speech was very insightful. the keylieve that's words were we the people. together we will do all the things we set out to do. host: he talked about preserving medicare, social security. he talked about climate change, equal rights for gay couples and women. is that your priority list? caller: maybe not in that order, but the president has a hard job and congress has got to work together with him. i believe that we have good republicans. many people in the country believed in the position of the president and that the congress will go along, eventually. host: all right, douglas. your priority list? top five? top three? caller code jobs, education, and for the end of the war. -- caller: jobs, education, for the war to end. host: let's hear the president speaking on
:00. the federal government is open this morning but workers have the option of unscheduled leave or telework today. so it will be an adventure today. any time we get snow around here, there are some issues. >> the federal government taking action due to the snow that has fallen overnight as well. >> it is open today. you must contact your supervisor if you plan to take either unscheduled leave or telework. >> stafford county, virginia purpose schools are closed today. administrative offices will open at 10:00 this morning. >> so tucker barnes told us this was going to happen. he got it right. >> well, i like to think i got it right every time. >> but we want to give you your props. >> i appreciate it, wisdom. >> not a big deal. this is not a major storm by any means. looking at snow totals of 1/4 inch down to a little more than a couple of inches. the temperatures outside are very cold so, as mentioned yesterday, every flake has had a chance to stick to paved areas. we'll watch things continue to kind of wind down here in the next couple of hours. i think by 8:00 this morning, we should be down t
and that government spending cuts are going to be required for tax increases. you voted for the tax measure that we just saw. in part because you thought it was better than the alternative that it made permit innocent tax cuts that you wanted. what's the way to do this and is defense still going to be something that's on the table for cuts if you're going to avoid further tax increases and still reduce government spending? >> well, i think it -- defense is vulnerable. i would put it that way. whether sequestration gets turned off with other substituted savings, or whatever happens, we're going to see at best flat defense budgets i think as far as the eye can see. so that puts a burden on those of us in congress on those committees as well as the pentagon to figure out how we get more out of the money we spend already on defense. i think that's the great challenge going ahead. it's defense reforms so that we get more out of what we spend. >> and the department has been trying to cut into defense reform. what are some of the other things you'd like to see to get more for each dollar spent on defense?
hope, not enough to snarl traffic or close the schools or the government. >> federal government is on unscheduled leave today. >> bill: get out of here. >> unscheduled leave or telework. >> you overestimate -- >> bill: that's ridiculous. i didn't even have to put on my snow boots this morning. just regular -- >> a lot of schools are on a two-hour delay. >> bill: weenies. >> i will give a shout out -- we complain it is cold here. a shout out to our brothers and sisters in ithaca, new york. i spent five years of my life there. >> bill: five years to get through college? >> no. four and i worked there for a year. i worked at the radio group. great place. negative 1 degree for the high there yesterday. negative 1. >> bill: yesterday it was up in -- >> mid teens here. >> bill: yeah but something -- damn it, what was it on the news last night. oh, i know, it was a ski resort in maine or new hampshire -- >> oh, i heard about this. >> bill: closed because it was too cold to ski. it was minus 27 degrees. >> holy cow! >> bill: never heard of it, too dold ski. wow. so -- >> i'll take what
against the most defenseless. the question is does government have the obligation to protect those children? i believe we do. i believe we do. >> a quick question on this. i want to ask on a couple other subjects. could you see your way clear to a school security program or to saying listen, i think there maybe be arm guards at some of the schools? >> of course. one-third of the schools in america today have school guards. there were two at columbine. they couldn't get to the shooter. and that is the problem with this thing. having school guards really isn't the whole answer. the more you have these weapons, these military style weapons that with the single stock of the ar-15 can be made fully automatic, the minute you have it in the sandy hook killer's hands, have youyou have a devas weapon. >> it is now bubbling up. i'm surprised the speaker of the house, president of the united states, we're very close to an immigration bill. give me a sense of where the senate is on that? where congress is on the immigration bill? >> my understanding from senator schumer, we will have a stateme
, north korea. the south korean government says north korea may be preparing a nuclear test. the associated press reporting that north korea is warning that it is ready to conduct a test as well as carry out more long-range missile launches. three -- rather, threatening to wage a "full-fledged confrontation again the u.s." for what it calls continued hostility. the threats come just days after the u.n. condemned the country's rocket launch last month. >>> this morning, a grandfather wants answers in his grandson's death in prince george's county. over the weekend, 16-year-old marcus antonio jones was shot and killed outside a birthday party. police held a public meeting last night at friendly senior high school in ft. washington where jones went to school. police say two fights broke out at the school on tuesday. >> they can tell mell they want that they're doing something. but when marcus was walking out the door -- [ inaudible ] >> parents are worried about sending their children to school, they say. three prince george's county high school student have been shot and kille
for unscheduled leave or teleworker. the fairfax county -- telework. the fairfax county government is open with its unscheduled leave policy in place. >> as for the schools, fairfax, loudoun, alexandria city, manassas park city, and arlington counties in virginia are all on a two-hour delay now as are anne arundel, prince george's, montgomery, frederick, and carroll county schools in maryland. >> these county school system are closed today -- charles, calvert, st. mary's counties in maryland, winchester city, culpeper, stafford, orange, spotsylvania, prince william, fauquier, rappahannock and king george counties in virginia, all of the school closings and delays are scrolling on the bottom of your screen. we'll bring you the latest as it comes into the newsroom. >>> the cold could impact your commute on the metro. yesterday a rail cracked near the naylor road station. metro says something similar could happen again as cracked rail are fairly common with temperatures so low, especial oh above-ground portions of the track. unfortunately, they say there is no way to avoid that problem. >>> t
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